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MaArte Theatre Collective

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Start: Oct 15, 2018 - End: Dec 31, 2018

MaArte Theatre Collective

MaArte Theatre Collective

is a collaborative cohort of Pilipinx-American theatre-makers in San Diego, with the mission to create space for the Filipino-American experience in our diverse and dynamic culture through fearless storytelling.

The MaArte Theatre Collective Presents BIYAHE: A Cabaret about Life’s Journeys

This summer, send MaArte on a Journey. Consider contributing a gift in support of our trip to CAATA’s conference for Asian American theatre artists in Chicago.
Then, on July 30th, join us for BIYAHE at Ocean Beach Playhouse to enjoy some of the most dynamic musical theatre sung by San Diego’s talented local performers.
Online $10 ($11.34 w/service fee)
At the Door $15

Learn more through our Facebook page @MaArteTheatreCollective or our website,

Lastly, how DO you pronounce “biyahe”? Check here.

Our Story
In 2018, 6 young Pilipinx-American theatre artists in San Diego felt a deep lack of Asian – but especially Filipino – representation in theatre, media, music, and other storytelling mediums. After forming a bond over the desire to see more of our own stories celebrated in the wider world, we realized that you can’t wait for someone else to invite you to tell your story– you just have to start telling it. So, in February of 2018, we founded the MaArte Theatre Collective to create space for the Filipino-American experience in our diverse and dynamic culture.
The MaArte Founders
Co-Artistic Directors: Ciarlene Coleman & Christine Nathanson
The MaArte Producers: Reanne Acasio, Patrick Mayuyu, Shaun Tuazon-Martin, and Claudette Santiago.

Why “maarte”? “Maarte,” translated literally from Tagalog, means “artistic” or “creative.” However, the word has become commonly used to instead to refer to a young woman as “high-maintenance,” “picky,” or “pretentious.” In other words, “maarte” means “a diva”. We have chosen to reclaim and redefine this word. To us, it means bold. It means audacious. It means filled with the power of creativity. We are selective and we know exactly what we want – the fair and honest representation of the fullness of the Filipino-American experience – and we’re out to get it.

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Fund Leader: Claudette Santiago
Fund Type: Schools, Fine Arts, & Athletics, Community Benefits

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The FLIP Side: A night of FOB-ulous Theatre

The MaArte Theatre Collective Presents

The FLIP Side: A Night of FOB-ulous Theatre

May 7 at 8pm

Ocean Beach Playhouse

4944 Newport Ave D, San Diego, CA 92107

TICKETS: $15 General Admission

Available at

*Please note, all ticket purchases are subject to processing fees.

Sort-of-Brown Sisters. Always-the-Sidekick-But-Never-the-Star Actors. Fierce-But-Long-Forgotten Friends. All American. All Filipino. Join MaArte for 7 fully-staged short plays that explore exactly what it is to be a hyphenated human-being.

Featuring …

“Accents” by Ciarlene Coleman

Directed by Meg Stoll Tron

“High Stakes” by Ruth Pe Palileo

Directed by Ciarlene Coleman

“Inay’s Wedding Dress” by Conrad A. Panganiban

Directed by Christine Nathanson

“Distinguished Competition” by Marc Abrigo

Directed by Meg Stoll Tron

“That is Not Yours” by Molly Olis Krost

Directed by Christine Nathanson

A Monologue

“Bachelor Moon (Excerpt)” by Thelma De Castro

Directed by Claudette Santiago

“Colored” by Carol Cabrera

Directed by Christine Nathanson

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